City Hall: 650 Milford Streets Have Been Cleared

An announcement on the City Hall Facebook page says, "We expect to substantially complete all remaining streets by end of day Monday!"


A Facebook post by Milford CT City Hall notes that there were "12 private contracting companies" and "16 heavy-duty payloaders" brought in to "move the waist-deep snow off our roads." 

Mayor Blake is hosting a press conference at City Hall Monday at 11 a.m. to discuss what steps the City will take next.

The following post was made on the Milford CT Facebook page:

As we end our second day of cleaning up from Blizzard Nemo, our dedicated plow crews continue to work around the clock.

All of Milford’s primary and secondary roads have been cleared and plow crews are presently digging-out side streets, dead ends and cul-de-sacs. At this point, our crews have cleared over 650 Milford City streets.

In addition to our regular compliment of equipment and manpower, we have enlisted 12 private contracting companies and brought-in 16 heavy-duty payloaders to move the waist-deep snow off our roads.

Our goal is to clear each street as quickly as possible and we expect to substantially complete all remaining streets by end of day Monday!

Mcllc February 11, 2013 at 12:37 AM
Great job Milford , we are a tough community , unfortunately we got that way with a lot of practice over the past couple of years. Thank you Mr.Richetelli & Mr Blake !
AMB February 11, 2013 at 01:00 AM
I live probably 1500 feet from Foran High School all day long the trucks and plows have been clearing the school yet my neighborhood has not been touched except for a neighbor whos son works for the city her street and driveway were cleared today but the rest of us were left unplowed. Why are the schools being done when there is no school tomorrow and the residents cant get out to school anyway????
john kelman February 11, 2013 at 02:17 AM
Four businesses on Stran rd are blocked out. No passage is possible. Our lots cannot get plowed and people need to get to work on Monday. We understand the city is trying but can we get an email when it will be completed? Will the Mayor tell us at 11am?
Clifford February 11, 2013 at 03:16 AM
Newport Apartments on Robert Treat Drive have a high population density per square mile of city area just because it serves two apartment complexes . That small stretch of road has not even been touched, no one can take out their cars. A large number people would have befitted on Monday and could have gone to office if this small road was cleared.
Lindy Smith February 11, 2013 at 04:47 AM
I sure hope that is true, mty boyfriend cat will be dead if he doesn't gohome soon, was supposed to leave on Sunday morning
R Kaufman February 11, 2013 at 01:17 PM
Schools first? The city should take care of the health and welfare of there residence first. Buses cannot run until all roads are cleared. I think Milford is working backwards.
JT February 11, 2013 at 01:28 PM
This has been the worst managed event in Milford's history. Something has gone terribly wrong. Why when we have a dusting of snow do we have plows running up and down our streets burning valuable fuel and tax payer dollars on overtime, then we have an event that warrants a coordinated honest effort and they fail the people of Milford. Public Works should serve the people of Milford, the people of Milford should not be serving public works.
Hal DePino February 11, 2013 at 02:22 PM
The schools in my neighborhood have not been plowed. If Foran was done, my guess is that's because the two high schools are our emergency shelters.
Hal DePino February 11, 2013 at 02:26 PM
JT - Milford has not had to contend with anywhere near this much snow in 35 years. This IS one of the worst storm in Milford's history. There is no comparison. When PW has had the plows out non stop for how many days, how can you say they are not serving the public?
john kelman February 11, 2013 at 02:27 PM
Thank you!! Stran Rd is now open....I do apologize. Patience is needed,
Resident February 11, 2013 at 02:53 PM
I have lost a days pay since my road, Kenwood, is still unplowed. It's nice to note, we did have someone come down and pack the snow down so the local contractor could get home, but the road is still un-drivable. The car wheels get stuck in the non-cleared snow. With no communication from Milford it is fustrating hearing plows in the distance which never come to your street. Exactly how long will I be out of work and not getting a paycheck? And who is going to pay these bills during that time?
RONALD M GOLDWYN February 11, 2013 at 03:38 PM
Such is life, those who live on the main drags get plowed first while those on the side streets are plowed last. You chose where to live. But tell us how many times has your street been unplowed in the last 25 years? I suspect the answer is zero. But to blame our city government for an act o nature just shows your ignorance. While I'm in the mood, why should your street have priority over mine? If you are an emergency worker, only then will I have sympathy for your lost wages. If you are in good health then you only lost the convenience of your car. 60 - 70 years ago we had to walk to school as the schools didn't close and 24" of snow was not unusual. Today it is unusual because the earth is getting warmer and the icecaps are melting with the oceans rising. Do you blame the Washington Republicans for this? If not go to church and blame GOD.
Patty Boczer February 11, 2013 at 03:51 PM
Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones to have their street plowed. My daughter still has not been plowed out because she lives on a dead end. A lesson to be learned when purchasing a home. The process is not fair and needs much evaluation!


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